Meeting someone new has its good and bad parts, while at times you can build a good connection, at others it’s best to part ways.
If you wish to cut contact with a guy, it’s best to have a word with him, and let him know rather than play around.
Worry no more as we have listed ways you could tell him not to text you:
1. Confront him directly and honestly
If you don’t want him flirting with you, just tell him to his face.
“Hey, I’m not much of a texter, and I’m feeling a bit pressured, We see each other in person a lot, can we keep it to that?”
It is a simple, honest, and sweet text with no room for any confusion.
By telling him this, you suggest to the person that you would like to keep things at a friendly level, without crossing each other’s boundaries.
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2. Let him know about your aim in dating
Before your past relationship with him included only sex but somehow he started catching feelings and expressing them to you.
And this is not what you want from him, you are not interested in a relationship.
Explain to him that you are interested only in an open relationship or being FWB.
“Hey, I could be wrong but I get the feeling you have been hitting on me and I don’t really see our relationship that way. Do you mind if we just go back to hanging out as FWB?
This way you are being considerate and calmly explaining the situation without sounding mean or neglecting his feelings.
3. Tell him you want to focus on yourself more
“I’m trying to focus on using my phone less and focus on my daily life more that is why not replying”.
You feel occupied with life’s challenges, work, or uni and a relationship on top of that doesn’t sound like the best idea.
You know you won’t be able to give it your all potential, so you spare him from losing time chasing you.
Inform him you are trying to get detached from your phone and dating, and that you need no cyber interaction.
I’m sure a guy who respects you will understand your needs and life choices no matter what.
4. Don’t show him any interest or give him special attention
Showing no interest or attention while texting is a big hint somebody doesn’t want anything to do with you.
You could do that anytime you conversate, make sure you do not open up, overshare, or be vulnerable with him.
Instead, you should keep the conversation exchange on a formal friendly level and soon enough he will get that the effort isn’t being reciprocated.
According to Dr. Lexx Brown-James, dropping the texting game to a low level and lack of communication is a sign of no interest.
This is not a selfish act as long as it subtle hints and it benefits your well-being.
5. Tell him you are taking a break from dating
“I find it kind being your favorite person to talk to but a lot is going on in my life right now and I could use some space from the dating life”
Keep in mind a man is afraid of rejection and he might just be impacted negatively.
Being nice and polite is a good approach to letting him know you are in no way able to have a friendship or relationship commitment of any kind.
This should reduce any future effort of flirting or hurting him from rejection, as your decision is made loud and clear to him.
Once you tell him that their presence in your messages is unwanted and distracting, he’ll leave.
6. Don’t put too much effort into replying to him in a too-thought-out way
When finding the best way to communicate with a man that you would like to stop texting you, it is crucial to beware of the significance of context.
You have tried telling him directly you don’t want to pursue him and yet no luck, so it is back to hinting.
The conversation should always be surface level, late responses, even leaving him on read from time to time should be enough.
Even if the guy has the biggest crush on you, texting him back with “Oh alright”, “nice”, “ so cool” and ”nah” will do the job.
7. Unfollow and mute him on any socials
If you sensed that he is nonstop texting regardless that you ghosted him it could be a bad sign he is an obsessive toxic guy.
He has crossed your boundaries and doesn’t know how to take rejection.
Just ignore him together, unfollow, and mute him leaving no room for contact.
Leaving someone on read and unfollowing is the modern-day equivalent of walking out on a person in the middle of a conversation.
He will catch on the message that you do not want him interrupting you online or even in real life.
8. Never initiate a conversation with him
Nobody will enjoy the feeling of their effort not being reciprocated at the same level.
Don’t ask too many questions back to back otherwise, he will think you are interested in texting him.
When he tells you a story, simply reply with “Nice” and no “What happened next” Otherwise he will take that the wrong way as a sign of interest.
And that is not our goal, we want to show as little as possible interest in him.
Soon enough he will get tired of your short and bland replies, and leave you alone.
9. Hint at him that you don’t feel the chemistry
You have gone on a date with this guy and sensed that the chemistry is just not there.
Simply text him “I appreciate going out, but I’m not feeling the romantic chemistry, you are an amazing guy and I wish you all the best.”
He doesn’t need a lot of reason, kindly tell him there is no chemistry and you can not force/ control anything of the sort.
The key is to communicate your reasons with him firmly and assertively and nobody gets hurt.
10. Tell him you love him and watch as he exits
Sure everyone fantasizes about hearing about their partner’s love and desire for them.
Although, There is nothing scarier to a guy than you saying I love you and being clingy, and needy too soon.
And no matter how much the guy likes you, showing too much too early is a big turn-off, and eventually, he will leave you alone.
In my experience, even as much as trying to joke about it will work wonders in getting rid of him.
Why shouldn’t you feel bad for rejecting a guy?
You should feel bad to reject him because you are not obliged to please any guy in your way who you do not see fit.
The excuse “ But I feel bad when I have to break it off with them” won’t work, you are lowering the chances of finding your prince charming.
The dating process is necessary to find the path you will meet some people who are not a good fit for you.
Men respect people who are honest and direct, so when you are rejecting them you should be just those.
According to Matt Boggs, relationship coach, all you have to say is your reason, not what you did not like about him.
The reason is that you are not interested in him and that should be enough to say no.
What is the best way to tell him to stop texting with kindness?
The best way to tell him to stop texting is to be straightforward, honest, and respectful manner.
He will appreciate the honesty instead of you stirring him around and giving mixed signals.
Of course, depending on the scale of his feelings, it will matter how fast he is gonna give up on you.
But try to remember, in these situations, people flirt for personal benefit, choosing someone to decline the person, you are doing the exact thing.
No reason to be scared of it, if he is respectful of your decision he will understand.
All the best,